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RRTS is a hit in Canada 

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RRTS is a hit in Canada 

January 15, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has seen strong interest from providers in Canada for its registered rehabilitation technology supplier (RRTS) designation, with the organization receiving about 80 applications in less than two months.  NRRTS announced in October that it was offering the designation to providers in Canada and then in December that it was partnering with the Canadian Assistive Devices Association to promote it there.   “When...

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Numotion builds supplies business 

January 4, 2021HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has acquired Wheeler’s Medical Supply, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based provider of intermittent catheters and incontinence supplies.  The acquisition expands Numotion’s existing medical supplies business, which provides catheters, incontinence, ostomy and advanced wound care products.  “Growing Numotion’s medical supplies offering with the addition of the Wheeler’s team enables Numotion to...

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VGM Live at Home standardizes home access

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VGM Live at Home standardizes home access

December 29, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Live at Home has developed a select member program to help standardize the process of connecting home access companies with insurers and other organizations. The program provides insurers and other organizations with home access companies that all provide a certain set of services and that all have at least one master certified environmental access consultant on staff. “In talking with our members – we’ve had talks with big, kind of regional companies...

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Is Medicare Advantage too good to be true?

December 29, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

In November, at the height of open enrollment season, U.S. Rehab’s Dan Fedor warned complex rehab providers about the Medicare Advantage plans that were being promoted by celebrities in TV commercials. The first thing providers need to know about these plans: what they’re promising Medicare beneficiaries. “A lot of (MA plans) are trying to lure (beneficiaries) from traditional Medicare to their MA plan,” said Fedor, director of reimbursement and education for U.S. Rehab,...

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Carmen DiGiovine readies to ‘guide ship’

December 29, 2020Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON – RESNA has spoken and Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET, has been named its new president-elect. HME News spoke to DiGiovine, who will serve two years as president-elect before becoming president, about what kind of leader he will be and how many paths there are to specializing in rehab engineering. HME News: What sparked your interest in rehab engineering? Carmen DiGiovine: When I went into engineering, I didn’t know which field I wanted to go into exactly and...

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NMEDA calls on UPitt

November 30, 2020Tracy Orzel

TAMPA -The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has teamed up with the University of Pittsburgh's Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) Department to manage its education and training programs. Amy Lane, an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist, who also manages the university's Adaptive Driving Program, will oversee NMEDA's programs, with at least 50% of her time devoted exclusively to NMEDA. “(Part one) was the...

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Key to creative complex rehab solutions? Listening

November 30, 2020Tracy Orzel

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - When an injured worker told Kevin Wallace, a rehab specialist at ATF Medical, that he was looking for a special stroller to take his 2-year-old daughter with him safely on rides through a nearby state park, Wallace just listened. “That's why God gave you two ears and one mouth, so you can listen first and talk later,” said Wallace. “So I listened and did research, and found that there was really nothing on the market that was what he was looking for.”...

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Complex rehab update: Medicaid worries, legislative hopes

November 20, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BUFFALO, N.Y. - State Medicaid programs are keeping a close watch on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of relief-related packages in Congress as they make their budget plans for 2021, says Don Clayback. That's the takeaway that Clayback, the executive director of NCART, had after attending the virtual meeting of the National Association of Medicaid Directors earlier this month. “With all of the COVID-19 expenses going on, along with the drop in revenues at the state level,...

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NRRTS set to go live with supplier-specific certification

November 13, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas - The first course in NRRTS's new CRT Supplier Certificate Program will be available by the end of the year, Weesie Walker announced during the organization's virtual Open Meeting on Oct. 28. “It's near and dear to my heart,” said Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “This will be the first CRT supplier-focused program that will give people the knowledge and baseline of what they need to know as a CRT supplier.” In 2019, when NRRTS was in the beginning stages...

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Numotion accelerates outcomes with ATOM

November 2, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The complex rehab industry's efforts to advance outcomes measurement took another significant step forward with the launch of Numotion's Assistive Technology Outcome Measure in early October. ATOM, a validated, peer-reviewed, client-reported survey, will help to: inform areas for the clinical team to focus on during evaluations; provide a better understanding of client needs for applicable reimbursement; create a comparison of client satisfaction and function with telehealth vs....

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